Papers must be clearly written in English. Authors are expected to attach an electronic covering letter completely mentioning the type of manuscript (e.g, Research article, Review articles, Brief Reports, Case study etc.) and assure that the article submitted for review/publication is not under consideration elsewhere simultaneously. If you have any financial support or grants from any external source then clearly mention the same to avoid future discrepancies. The manuscript should contain the complete details of the corresponding author along with the affiliations of all the other authors.
The submission of manuscript files should be in Word or PDF (pdf, doc, docx,) format.
Submit manuscripts as an e-mail attachment via mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A manuscript number will be emailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.
Essential elements for submission
- Cover letter*
- Funding Information
- Competing Interest
All the Authors are encouraged to provide the names and contact information for 3-5 external reviewers, though Associate Editors are not obligated to use these suggestions. Authors may also indicate researchers whom they feel should not review the submission.
The letter will argue that your manuscript is a good fit for the journal you are submitting it to and highlight your most important findings. You should also assure the editor that there are no conflicts of interest that would affect the decision to publish your manuscript. The following structure covers all the necessary points that need to be included.
- summarizes why your paper is a worthy contribution to the scientific literature;
- Specifies the type of article you are submitting
- The name of the corresponding author with contact address, contact phone number, email and fax number (if available) must be clearly listed.
- The covering letter should be signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all authors.
- We confirm that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by another journal.
All submissions should contain the following sections:
- Title: The full title must be 150 characters or fewer and set in sentence case (the first word only and proper nouns capitalized). It should be specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the subject field.
- Author & Affiliations: All author names should be listed in the following order: First names (or initials, if used), Middle names (or initials, if used), and Last names (surname, family name). Each author should list an Highest acedemic qualification, academic position in the associated department, university, or organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province (if applicable), and country. One author should be designated (with an asterisk) as the corresponding author, and his or her contact address, contact phone number, email and fax number should be included on the manuscript cover page.
- Abstract: The word limit for Abstract is 250-300 words depending on article type. Abstract should summarize the article in a short and accurate way without any citations.
- Keywords: An article should contain minimum 4-6 Keywords to get more readership and citations for the manuscript. The first letter of each key word is lowercase (unless a proper noun); key words are separated by commas and presented in alphabetical order; and no abbreviations should be used.
- Abbreviations: Abbreviations are the short forms used in the manuscript. All the abbreviations used in the manuscript must be mentioned and separated by semicolon. Use only standard abbreviations; the use of non-standard abbreviations can be extremely confusing to readers.
- Body Text: Body text should be followed with the above mentioned structure format depending on the article type.
- Figures & Tables: Figures submitted must be compatible with clarity or high resolution quality. Figures submitted should be atleast 300 dpi, submitted in Tiff, Giff or JPEG formats only. Figure legends must be mentioned below each figure at the end of manuscript and figure numbers must be mentioned in the body text sequentially. Tables should be presented in Table format. Table legends must be mentioned below the Table at the end of manuscript below figures.
- Equations and Formulas: For mathematical symbols, Greek letters and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font.
- Supplementary Information: Supplementary information is usually provided as an essential background to the Article and which is not essential for inclusion, in the full text of the manuscript. The supplementary information should not contain any figures and it may have Supplementary tables. Supplementary information is published as a separate pdf along with manuscript.
- References: References should be in a proper format. All the references including URLs are numbered successively within square brackets, in the same order of their appearance in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.
This letter serves to demonstrate acknowledgment to the particular type of support you have received while implementing the project, and not as a platform where you can thank people for general “love and support” type of assistance. In acknowledging the assistance of colleagues, it is expected that you will have obtained their permission to be named. If the text and/or figures are being reprinted with permission of an author or publisher, acknowledge them in this section.
Please provide a list of the sources of funding, as well as the relevant grant numbers, where possible. List the authors associated with specific funding sources.
Authors are required to complete a declaration of competing interests. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read ‘The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.